Troast Environmental Consulting (TEC)
specializes in Risk and Exposure Assessments
. Dr. Richard Troast former senior scientist in the Superfund program at EPA is the Principal for TEC.
TEC specializes in asbestos
fiber risks, characterization of exposure routes of asbestos, lead
in paint, arsenic
and heavy metals in foods, and other environmental sources posing risks to children and adults. In addition, they advise on regulatory strategies for assessing chemical hazards
and presenting information to State and Federal agencies.
TEC provides consulting and expert witness services equally for Plaintiff and Defense counsel.
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In many cases, the ultimate risk to residents from environmental lead comes from multiple sources. While lead based paint is a key source, lead migrating from outdoor areas can be as toxic as the indoor paint sources. Dr Troast uses the Integrated Exposure Uptake and Biokinetic Model IEUBK Model) as a predictive tool for assessing residences.
The plaintiff was concerned that the residues of toxic metals found in coal ash were causing physical damage to the plaintiff's unborn children and to the plaintiff's ability to have normal children. The plaintiff reported prior attempts to conceive a full-term child were unsuccessful.